Thursday, October 6, 2011

Craisin Raisin Apple Crisp

Craisin Raisin Apple Crisp
It's Apple Season in New England!  Oh Yes!  Every autumn baking the first Apple Crisp using fresh, local Cortland apples tastes so good!  It's filled with Craisins, Raisins, Old Fashioned Oats & slices of Cortland apples (a hybrid of a Ben Davis + a McIntosh).  When these crispy Cortland apples are cut, they do not turn a brownish color quickly.  This characteristic also makes Cortland apple slices a great addition to a salad. 

However, when I purchased the bag last week, salad was not on my mind.  It was Apple Crisp!  This is a wonderful dessert - Yum.  It tastes very similar to an apple pie, but there is no crust to roll out.  The baked apples are covered with a delicious topping of old fashioned Oats, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Butter/Margarine. 

In Produce Aisles of grocery stores I've noticed a "mix" for the topping sold in boxes.  Butter/Margarine is added to the dry ingredients.  A 1 lb. canister of Oats, a small bag of Flour, along with the spices always come in handy in a kitchen, so I always view this "premeasured topping mix" as a waste of $$.

Quaker is my brand of old fashioned Oats.  I must admit that once the fall season begins I use oats in many foods, so Costco is my "go to" place for oats.  That large box really is not that big.  :)

Craisin Raisin Apple Crisp is a dessert that my fam always enjoys.  In the spring I use a combination of Empire and of Granny Smith apples.  The photo above shows our dessert one evening before a small scoop of vanilla ice cream was added on top.     

Apple Crisp 
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Oven Temperature:  375°F
Time:  45 - 50 Minutes

6 - 7 peeled sliced large apples
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/3 Cup + 1 Tablespoon softened Butter or Margarine
1/4 Cup Craisins &/or Raisins - I use both!


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray PAM in 8" x 8" glass pan.
  3. Place sliced apples in pan.
  4. Sprinkle in Craisins & Raisins.
  5. Thoroughly mix remaining ingredients together in small bowl.
  6. Sprinkle over apples.
  7. Bake 45 Minutes or until apples are tender. 
  8. Serve warm or chilled with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  9. When cool, cover & refrigerate any leftovers.
Today, I was in the Big Y purchasing groceries.  The first bag of Cortland apples just disappeared, so another bag was placed in our grocery cart along with a half gallon of Apple Cider.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This sounds so good! I think Apple Crisp is my favorite dessert! I love it served warm with ice cream on top! Feels like Fall! I'm having a giveaway...stop by when you can! ♥

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love apple season, and what a way to begin with a delicious apple crisp. Looks so good.

Rita said...

Love your recipe for apple crisp.

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- Vanilla ice cream combined with the sweet apples and oat topping - Yum!

Carol- Definitely my first dessert made with apples every year.

Rita- Thank you!


Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Adding Craisins would give the crisp a wonderful bit of tartness. Apple crisp is definitely one of my favorite fall desserts.